Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Black Bean & Quinoa Chili

We love one pot wonders, soups, stews, etc. especially when the weather is cool and/or we are having folks over. I found this recipe online and have made it twice already. No fancy ingredients, no major amount of time but an awesome bowl of deliciousness.

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (19 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped

Simmer the rinsed quinoa in the water until absorbed, about 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a pan, add onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin and saute until fragrant, about 1 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, beans, peppers, zucchini, chipotle, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the quinoa and corn and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. I like to add a dash or two of  Frank's Hot Sauce. ;-)


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